Be The Healthcare Leader of Tomorrow

Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States and throughout the world. Combining business acumen with a strong foundation in health administration will leave you poised for a leadership position in a powerful and ever-expanding industry sector. And, as you study for an MBA and MHA together, you'll leverage the expertise and community offered in the Carlson School's Medical Industry Leadership Institute, a launchpad for many up-and-coming healthcare leaders.

Both located on the Minneapolis campus, the MHA-MBA offers students to complete both degrees in three years. To complete in this time frame students will carry a very demanding course load. After acceptance into the dual degree program, students meet with both their MHA and MBA advisors to be sure that their study plan satisfies both degree requirements.


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Candidates must apply for both programs and be admitted separately in order to pursue the dual degree. Candidates may apply for both programs at the same time or current MHA students may apply to the Full-Time MBA Program during fall of their first year of study in the MHA program.

View MBA Admissions Requirements
View MHA Admissions Requirements

Both the MBA and MHA programs offer robust career services to help you achieve your career goal. Graduates go on to use their specialized toolkits as leaders within healthcare organizations, but also in government positions, the pharmaceutical industry, and finance.

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MHA-MBA students pay the tuition and fees at the school through which they are registered each semester. Scholarships are awarded separately by each program and are applied when a student is enrolled in that designated program.

All applicants admitted to Carlson are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. 

View Carlson MBA Tuition & Financial Aid
View Medical School Tuition & Financial Aid 


Program Structure


Fall Semester

  • Health Services Accounting
  • Stats for HC Decision Making
  • Management of HC Organizations
  • Health and Health Sytems
  • Interprofessional Teamwork
  • IT in Healthcare

Spring Semester

  • Principles of Prob Solving
  • Human Resources Mgmt
  • Quant Methods
  • MHA Electives


  • MHA Residency



Fall Semester

  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain & Operations
  • Strategic Management

Spring Semester

  • Leading Others
  • Competing in a Data-Driven World
  • Business Ethics *
  • Leadership Development *
  • Global Experience *
  • Enterprise
  • Electives


  • MBA Internship

*class can be taken in year 2 or year 3


Fall Semester (MHA)

  • Health Economics
  • Health Finance II
  • Private Purchasers Managed Care
  • HC Delivery Design & Innovation
  • MHA Electives
  • MBA Enterprise

Spring Semester (MBA)

  • Business Ethics *
  • Leadership Development *
  • Global Experience *
  • Enterprise
  • Electives

*class can be taken in year 2 or year 3



Full-Time & Part-Time MBA Programs

Phone: 612-625-5555

Full-Time MHA Program

Katie Keyser
Career & Student Services Coordinator
School of Public Health Dual Degree Information